CFD Completes Special Training

April 28, 2014
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CFD Completes Special Training

The Fire Department recently completed Confined Space Rescue Training, completing another recommendation made by last year’s somewhat controversial Matrix Report to the City Council. A “confined space” is a term used by the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to define an area, which is enclosed with limited access such as a storage...

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Three Charged in Shooting in Cary Sq. Area

April 28, 2014
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Three defendants – one from Michigan – have been charged for their roles in a non-fatal shooting at the corner of Broadway and Cary Avenue last Wednesday, April 16. It was one incident in what has been a very busy week for police. Suffolk prosecutors arraigned two men and a woman in Chelsea District...

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Another Accomplice Charged in Murder of Elder Morales Last Year

April 28, 2014
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An alleged accessory to the 2013 murder of Elder Morales in Chelsea was held on high bail following his indictment last Thursday in Boston’s Suffolk Superior Court. Armando Lopez, 29, was arraigned yesterday in Suffolk Superior Court as an accessory after the fact to Morales’ March 5, 2013, homicide. Lopez is also charged with...

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Chelsea Man Indicted in Alleged Arson on Washington Ave.

April 28, 2014
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A 20-year-old Chelsea man has been charged with setting a fire last year that injured two firefighters and left 18 without a home – all over an alleged conflict with a resident of the building. The indictment announcement came on Friday from Chelsea Fire Chief Robert Better Jr., State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan,...

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Let’s Support Chelsea Community Connections

April 28, 2014
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We hope that the Chelsea community will come and support the Chelsea Community Connection Coailiton’s 3rd Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser today at 5 p.m. at the Williams School. This event has become one of the city’s most popular fundraisers as volunteers have spent their time hand painting soup bowls that will be on display...

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Guest Op-ed: Rising Rates and Sea Levels

April 28, 2014
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Bay State ocean waters and insurance rates are rising. Just ask those holding 25,000 federally subsidized coastal flood insurance policies in Massachusetts. These contracts insulate people from the full risks of living on the shore—risks that private insurance companies have long refused to take, making taxpayers assume the burden. Today, due to bigger and...

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Chelsea Officials Hold Student Government Day

April 28, 2014
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On April 16, the Interact Club of Chelsea High School participated at Student Government Day at City Hall. City Manager Jay Ash explained city government to the students, who then spent about 90 minutes learning about specific departments at City Hall and the School Department. The students then had a lunch sponsored by the...

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CHS Roundup

April 28, 2014
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CHS girls track wins two CAC meets The Chelsea High girls track team opened its Commonwealth Athletic Conference season with a pair of hard-fought victories over Mystic Valley and Greater Lowell Tech. In a 71-65 triumph over Mystic Valley, the Lady Red Devils swept the 400 meter dash, the discus, and the long jump...

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Obituaries 04-24-2014

April 28, 2014
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Dorothy Sylvia Blair Of Florida, formerly of Chelsea Dorothy Sylvia (Aronson) Blair of Bradenton, Florida, formerly of Chelsea, died on April 16. She was 94 years old. She was the beloved wife for 62 years of the late Max Blair and was predeceased by her parents, Ida and Samuel Aronson and mother-in-law, Jennie Gelman...

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Chelsea Beloved Community Public & Community Service Day

April 23, 2014
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Chelsea Beloved Community Public & Community Service Day

Saturday, April 26th 2014 Chelsea Record Homelessness Survey Saturday in Chelsea

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Now Those Are Some Strong Winds

April 17, 2014
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Now Those Are Some Strong Winds

Strong winds on Tuesday afternoon brought down this telephone and electric pole (which carried a large transformer) on Central Avenue. Several cars narrowly escaped being hit by the pole as they travelled underneath it. No injuries were reported.

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Dunn Will Run: Police Captain to Run for Charity

April 17, 2014
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Dunn Will Run: Police Captain to Run for Charity

Police Capt. Tom Dunn has never run a Marathon before, but he said he could think of no better reason to start than to help raise money for kids with cancer. On April 21, Dunn, 49, will attempt to run the 118th Boston Marathon. Captain Thomas Dunn, a member of the Boston Police Runners...

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The Root of the Matter

April 17, 2014
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The Root of the Matter

Andy DeSantis, the City’s tree expert, explains how to plant a fruit tree to Chelsea Community Garden members on Saturday, April 12, at the Chelsea Community Garden’s Year of the Fruit Workshop on Hawthorne Street in Chelsea. The workshop was the second in the series.

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That’s Her for Sure

April 17, 2014
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That’s Her for Sure

Chelsea High School Senior Marilyn Flores poses next to the self-portrait oil painting of herself that she did this school year. The painting was part of the Chelsea Public Schools’ annual Districtwide Art Show at the Williams School last Thursday and Friday.

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Misleading Students: Chelsea For-profit School Sued by Ag for Deceiving Students and Facilitating Unfair Loans

April 17, 2014
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The attorney general for the state has entered a lawsuit against the company that operates the for-profit training school, Everest Institute, in Chelsea. Everest has operated in Chelsea for several years and is located in the office park on Everett Avenue. Hundreds of students from Chelsea and the surrounding areas attend the school, which...

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Looking at the News: A Silver Opportunity for Chelsea’s History

April 17, 2014
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Walk into the basement of the Chelsea Public Library, and if you have an appointment or know who to ask for, you can meet George Ostler – the City’s unofficial historian who spends many of his days digging through old records in a room set up for his research. While your down there, you...

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City Announces Special Summer Hires for “Operation Youth Clean-Up”

April 17, 2014
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The City announced the creation of nine special summer positions to augment the annual Summer Youth Employment Initiative (SYEI) program that is stewarded by the Chelsea Collaborative and funded by the Commonwealth.  Each year, approximately two dozen of the more than 200 youths selected for the SYEI program work with Chelsea’s Department of Public...

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Chelsea Fire Hockey Team Wins the 6th Annual Metro-fire Hockey Tournament

April 17, 2014
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The Chelsea Fire Department Hockey Team took first place in the 6th Annual Metro-Fire Hockey Tournament, which took place last week at the Stoneham Arena. Some 16 fire departments participated in the tournament, which was put together by Somerville Fire Department’s Mark Wall. Proceeds from the tournament were donated to the families of Boston...

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Police Investigating Drive-by Shooting

April 17, 2014
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Several shots rang out on Chester Avenue Tuesday morning, waking worried neighbors and injuring one man. Early on April 15, at around 1:30a.m. Chelsea Police officers responded to 86 Chester Ave. for a report of a shooting incident. On scene officers did find a 52 year old male who was apparently bleeding from his...

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A Special Easter

April 17, 2014
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This week and especially on Sunday, many churches will be overflowing as parishioners go to church to celebrate Easter. Easter is always a magical time for children. As a family, we always held off hiding the Easter candy around the house until after Mass.  This action prompted our youngest to go to church a...

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Red Devil Baseball Team Drops Two Games

April 17, 2014
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The Chelsea High baseball team still is searching for its first win of the season after dropping a pair of contests the past week. Last Thursday saw the Red Devils fall in an 8-7 heartbreaker to Mystic Valley in the bottom of the seventh inning in a contest played under the lights at the...

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Obituaries 04-17-2014

April 17, 2014
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Robert King, Jr. Retired Pansonic Executive Robert C. King, Jr. of Murrieta, CA passed away quietly in his home on April 7 surrounded by family. He was 80 years old. The son of the late Robert C. King and Florence ( Flight) King, he was born on March 4, 1934 in Chelsea, served in...

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Chelsea On Fire: 1908

April 14, 2014
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Courtesy WGBH/Edgar B. Herwick III http://wgbhnews.org/post/chelsea-fire-1908

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Empty Bowls Fundraiser

April 9, 2014
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Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Volunteers are hard at work preparing for the 3rd Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser to support the Chelsea Hunger Network and tell the story of those who deal with hunger every day in Chelsea.. The annual event features hand-painted bowls and a hearty soup to go in it. For the past few months, volunteers (shown...

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